Google’s Phone app now lets users control their current call

Google Phone app

It appears like Google is working on a new feature for its Phone app. This feature lets users control their current call session from the Home screen with a floating bubble. This feature was first seen in the Google Phone version 11. it looks like a phone icon within a circle, and it is located around the middle of the screen once the user presses the Home key. This feature provides users with more options to manage their calls. It allows the user to end the call, switch off the…

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How to control background processes on your Android

Android background processes

Over time, your smartphone becomes sluggish, and switching between apps becomes tedious. One thing that causes this is the amount of apps running in the background. There are a few things you can do to improve the situation, and one of these things is controlling your background processes and apps. The best way to gain control of your background processes is to check them out with tools built into Android. These vary according to device. In some cases, you will need to enable developer options. There are several ways to…

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Google working on Snapchat Discover competitor, Stamp

Google Phone app

Last year, Google tried to buy Snapchat for $30 billion. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel refused the offer, and the deal broke down. Reportedly there was an earlier attempt by Google in 2013 worth $4 billion, which was turned down. Now, Google seems to have given up on trying to buy Snapchat. Instead, the company is about to launch a similar service to one of Snapchat’s features. Reports have surfaced that Google is about to launch something similar to Snapchat Discover, known as Stamp. Snapchat Discovery is a designated area within…

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Google Trusted Contacts now on iOS

Google Trusted Contacts

Google’s Trusted Contacts app, which allows friends and family to request each other’s location, now has an iOS version. This app was originally released on Android in December 2016 exclusively for Android. Now that the app is on iOS too, emergency contacts can now check in on users no matter the device they’re using. In addition to the iOS release, Google has made a few additions to the Trusted Contacts service. Now, users have the option to control how quickly their location is shared. This is particularly useful for people…

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Google launches Motion Stills app on Android

Motion Stills

Google has launched its Motion Stills app on Android, a full year after launching it on iOS. The Android app is completely different from the iOS version. Motion Stills on iOS is meant to be a really easy way to turn the iPhone’s Live Photos into shareable GIFs, and it does that well. However, Android does not have Live Photos. Therefore, the new Motion Stills just serves as a camera app that exports GIFs, which is quite disappointing. The app can take two different types of shots. The first, which…

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Google feed now more personalized on smartphones

Google Phone app

Google has rolled out its version of the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content. The Google feed will appear in its flagship app for Android and iOS, which is simply called Google. The feed, which includes items drawn from your search history and topics you choose to follow, is designed to turn Google’s app into a destination for browsing as well as search. Google first previewed the feed feature in December, when it introduced the feature to its Android app. previously, the space below the…

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